There is no other country in the world so widely diverse, yet so deeply committed to being unified as the United States of America. The challenges we face today are far too serious, and the implications of failure far too great, for our Air Force to do less than fully and inclusively leverage our nation’s greatest strength—our remarkably diverse people.
Across the force, diversity of background, experience, demographics, perspectives, thought and organization are essential to our ultimate success in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global environment. As airpower advocates, we must be culturally competent and operationally relevant to effectively accomplish our various missions.
August 23 - 2023 Department of Defense Women's Equality Day Observance Memorandum
August 14 - DoD announces inaugural innovation challenge on talent management
June 6 - Department of the Air Force Diversity & Inclusion Resource List: Resources available for Air and Space professionals intending to learn about how diversity and inclusion supports the Air Force mission.
May 11 - PACAF inclusion experts train Yokota leaders
POC: MSgt Candice Trigg
The Department of the Air Force Barrier Analysis Working Group (DAFBAWG) is comprised of teams of volunteer employees and service members who bring a grassroots perspective, that analyze anomalies found in civilian and military workplace policies, procedures, and practices with an eye toward identifying their root causes, including determining if those root causes are potential barriers to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, and devising plans to eliminate them. See below to learn more about our Department of the Air Force Barrier Analysis Working Group teams:
BEST (Black and African American Employment Strategy Team)
DAT (Disability Action Team)
HEAT (Hispanic Empowerment & Advancement Team)
INET (Indigenous Nations Equality Team)
LIT (LGBTQ Initiatives Team)
PACT (Pacific Islander/Asian American Community Team)
WIT (Women's Initiatives Team)
Want to connect with these teams? Reference the DAFBAWG Contact One-Pager here for meeting dates, points of contact, lines of effort, and social media pages!